Watch People Try to Use BlackBerry 10 for the First Time

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The BlackBerry Z10 is a powerful smartphone. It consolidates all messaging into a single, united interface called the Hub, it can run up to eight apps in the background, and it has an extremely high-res screen at 356 pixels per inch. But it also works in some starkly different ways than other smartphones.

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For starters, there's no home button, so unlocking the phone works differently than on the iPhone and most Android phones. The BlackBerry 10 interface is gesture-based, meaning you navigate and control key functions by swiping the screen in specific ways. Minimized apps (called Active Frames) appear on their own home screen as widgets.

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So what happens when a room full of Android and iPhone users pick up a BlackBerry 10 phone for the first time? We were wondering that ourselves, so we tried it with some of Mashable's interns and editors. Sitting them down one by one, we asked them to do things such as unlock the phone, find email and get back to the home screen ... with no instruction.

The results are in the video above. Some fared better than others, but BB10 threw a curve at most of our otherwise tech-savvy staff.

Are you excited to try BlackBerry 10? Tell us why (or why not) in the comments.

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